I did nothing on it yesterday –when I realized-- the month of February is almost over!--and I have a pair of fingerless gloves that are a month late.
I went to look for them—I knew I left them in a bag. Right-- like that's any help!
(I have a bunch of small clear plastic bags that I use for socks—I need more! And bigger ones,--I need every project in a clear plastic bag—so I can find and keep track of them.) Or perhaps I need to be neater and more organized. Or not have so many unfinished experimental projects hanging around! (Yup, that's the real answer!)
Well I found the gloves (and frogged) and I also found a scarf I was experimenting with—back in November—one that was 50% or so finished. I haven't finished it.. But I did finish just enough to know—It's a good idea—but this version doesn't work!
This scarf is a little, close to the neck decorative (and semi functional) style scarf.
Here it is:
1—the back neck band is too narrow (and not functional enough)
2—the leaves are too large and thick and overwhelm the front.
3—the leave position needs to be better thought out.
4—the leaves (or rather more of the leaves) need some I-cord stems (to hang further away)
5—the yarn needs to be softer, finer, silkier--so the leaves (MORE leaves) are smaller and finer--and to make comfort-not warmth a priority. (The wool proto-type is plenty warm, but only so-so on the comfort scale. )
1 through 4 aren't too hard to change. But number 5? I think I might have some yarn that will do--
--BUT--I sort of planned to make a fair isle trimmed vest with it. I don't think I have enough green for the body of the vest and the scarf. (If I add more colorwork, I might have enough green (2 shades of green)--since I do have 2 different greens (a medium and a dark) .
Ok so today I will knit the fingerless gloves--(and take a photo of them) and then deliver them –1 full month late!--on Sunday. And on Sunday, I'll go back to work on the Noro vest.